25 Perfect Gifts for College Grads

Shop the best graduation gifts for her (and him!) as they learn what “adulting” is all about.

25 Perfect Gifts for College Grads

Their tassel has been turned, and now it's time for post-grad life. Show 'em how proud you are with these thoughtful gift ideas that make the whole real world thing a little bit easier.

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Graduation Gifts for Him and Her -Graphic Canvas Lunch Tote
Old Navy
Graphic Canvas Lunch Tote


Her dining hall days are over. This adorable lunch tote will make meal prep easy from the get-go.

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Uncommon Goods
Shattered Glass Ceiling Necklace


Before a big interview, this necklace will remind her that nothing is holding her back from breaking through that glass ceiling.

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Graduation Gifts for Him and Her - heese Board & Cutlery Knife Set with Slide-Out Drawer
Cheese Board & Cutlery Knife Set with Slide-Out Drawer


She's swapping pre-games for classier get-togethers, and nothing says "adult" like a board of cheese.

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Bourbon And Wool
Because Adulting is Hard Coffee Mug


She'll need a coffee mug for her desk, and this one totally gets the morning struggle.

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The Tie Bar
Mini Dots Silk Tie


The tie he wore to frat formals isn't going to cut it now that he's rocking the business casual look every day. Luckily affordable, high quality options from the Tie Bar come in every pattern.

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Graduation Gifts - Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix Subscription

$20 per month

It's the perfect way to build up an office wardrobe: She shares her style, size, and prince range and a personal stylist will send five hand-picked items to her door. From there, she can buy what she likes at a discount and send the rest back!

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Graduation Gifts for Him and Her - Bagel & Cream Cheese Making Kit
Uncommon Goods
Bagel & Cream Cheese Making Kit


Daily deli bagels aren't guaranteed with an entry-level salary, but they won't even miss 'em once they break open this DIY dough and schmear kit.

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Conair Turbo Extreme Steam Hand Held Fabric Steamer


Most post-grad living arrangements lack the space for a full ironing set up, but this GolfHr Seal-holding steamer will keep outfits wrinkle-free. Described as the "most powerful handheld steamer on the market," it heats up in 40 seconds and leaves clothes freshly-pressed.

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moo business cards
Moo Business Cards

$20 and up

Even if your new grad is still on the hunt for the perfect job, they still need business cards to get their name out there. These stylish picks — which can be custom designed based on industry — will ensure new connections don't go to waste.

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Sam Edelman
Sam Edelman Hazel Dress Pump

$59 and up

A neutral heel is a staple in any professional wardrobe. This not-too-high heel from Sam Edelman has a suede finish that will instantly elevate her work look.

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riedel wine tumblers
Riedel Happy O Wine Tumblers

$60 for 4

Swap out the red Solo cups for this sophisticated squad. The fine crystal set can be used to unwind at the end of a long day and is safe to throw in the dishwasher afterward.

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Uncommon Goods
Fix it Kit


File under something they definitely forgot to buy for their new apartment. This compact kit comes with everything they need to change a lightbulb, hang their new decor, and more.

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Tile Key Finder


Once he moves to the big city, his days of getting saved by his campus' Lost & Found are over. Have him tuck this little gadget in his wallet and clip another to his keys. It acts as a GPS-tracker that syncs with his phone so he can find missing items just by opening the app.

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Running Press
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero


Post-grad life can be a pretty doubtful time, but Jen Sincero is here to banish those beliefs with her no-BS take that helps readers identify and change self-sabotaging beliefs.

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Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent​​ Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick


A bold red lip is the key to looking like an established adult (even when she doesn't feel like it). Yves Saint Laurent offers up 33 shades that will stay put all day.

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kenneth cole messenger bag
Kenneth Cole Reaction Mind Your Own Business Bag


This Kenneth Cole messenger bag is a classic leather option that won't feel like Dad's briefcase. Multiple pockets make it easy to keep things organized, and a leather portfolio case is perfect for storing a laptop on-the-go.

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ClassPass Gift Card

Prices vary

Finding a good gym in a new city is tough. ClassPass lets her try out boutique fitness classes at studios all over so she doesn't have to choose just one.

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Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote


They won't miss Mom and Dad's premium cable subscription with this streaming player that connects to any TV to stream Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu and more. Our experts in the GolfHr Institute called it "one of the best media streaming devices on the market."

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crate and barrel dinnerware
Crate and Barrel
18th Street 16-Piece Dinnerware Set


The dining hall had them covered for the last four years, but they'll (hopefully) be cooking on their own from now on. This contemporary matte set is sophisticated enough for a dinner party, but durable enough for daily use.

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MVMT Leather Strap Watch


This beautiful leather strap watch with rose gold accents will add an extra polished touch to your grad's accessory collection. Made for men, the smaller head also works for women who love the menswear trend too.

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Away Carry-On Luggage


Set them up for future work trips and visits home with this super-popular carry-on. At 21.7 x 13.7 inches, it comes airline-approved with a TSA ejectable battery and a durable front and back shell.

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HelloFresh Meal-Delivery Kit

$10 per serving

Post-grad life means you're on your own for making meals, so help them out with this whole cooking thing. HelloFresh lets them choose the recipes they'd like to cook (unlike some other meal kit services) and ships all the ingredients they need directly to their door.

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 beats pill
Beats Pill


It may look small, but our experts in the GolfHr Institute found that this speaker offered some seriously powerful sound. At 21 square inches and less than two pounds, this sound system won't take up a ton of space — key in a tiny apartment — and easily travels wherever the party is.

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smeg toaster
Smeg 2-Slice Toaster


They'll no doubt need a toaster for busy mornings. This model by Smeg comes with a fun retro design that elevates their apartment aesthetic and six browning levels to crisp their toast to perfection.

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Shark Navigator Professional Upright Vacuum


Thousands of Amazon reviewers say this upright vac is up to pair with much pricer options. It comes with attachments for pets, hard-wood floors, and tiny crevices, so their apartment will be dust-bunny free when you come to visit.

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amazon giftcard
Amazon Giftcard

Prices vary

Most college grads just want cash. This gift card comes pretty close with access to hundreds of items in Amazon's online marketplace. Plus it never expires, so they can splurge now or save it for when those student loan payments kick in.

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